Friday, July 29, 2022

Comics Review: "Nyx #8" is an Excellent Eighth Issue

NYX #8

STORY: Christos Gage
ART: Marc Borstel
COLORS: Jordi Escuin Llorach
LETTERS: Taylor Esposito
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
COVER: Giuseppe Matteoni
32pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (July 2022)

Rated T+

Nyx created by Tom Sniegoski and Ed McGuinness

“Old School”

Nyx is a Vampirella comic book character.  She is the daughter of Chaos the Mad God and a human woman, making Nyx half-demon and half-human, but she needs to feed on human life force in order to live.  Nyx was created by writer Tom Sniegoski and artist Ed McGuinness and first appeared in Harris Comics' Vengeance of Vampirella #23 (cover dated: February 1996).  She is a longtime enemy and sometimes friend of Vampirella.

The character now has her own solo comic book series, entitled Nyx.  It is written by Christos Gage; drawn by Marc Borstel; colored by Jordi Escuin Llorach; and lettered by Taylor Esposito.  The series finds Nyx dealing with her emerging human side, although her demon side is still powerful and hungry for human life force.

Nyx #8 (“Old School”) opens in New York City, 1979Vampirella and Pantha are preparing to make their debuts as ho's … I mean … actresses in some cheesy cheerleader-themed monster movie.  One of Nyx's half-siblings, who are now in her charger per a deal with her father, the Mad God Chaos, is also loose in 1979.

A male sibling, Unison wants to be one with the universe … by consuming it.  If Vampirella and Pantha can't stop him, can Nyx stop him?  Can she kill him and is she willing to?

THE LOWDOWN:  Since July 2021, Dynamite Entertainment's marketing department has been providing me with PDF review copies of some of their titles.  One of them is Nyx #8, the eighth issue of the series that I have read.

Christos Gage is writing a wonderful comic book in Nyx.  The characters are witty and nasty and doomed and stubborn, and Gage uses them to bring energy to this title, which sometimes reads as a delightful comic romp.  This cast is a humorous ensemble, although the characters are not necessarily meant to be as such.  Still, they work as both dark fantasy and comedy types.

Marc Borstel's lovely art and straight-forward storytelling is bringing sexy back.  His T&A is fanservice with a narrative purpose, but I still love the plumb bosoms and thick bottoms.  Jordi Escuin Llorach's colors are a mixture of dark-ish and gold-ish, and it makes Nyx one of the prettiest comic books around … that more people need to read.

Nyx is a delight with her arms (and legs) wide open to greet new readers.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of Vampirella comic books will want to try Nyx.


Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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